Blood drive open to donors next week

  Be a hero and give back to your community.

  Sign up now to donate blood next Tuesday, March 12. It is a simple contribution that can help save a life or even help a new one to be born. What is more rewarding than saving lives alongside your friends and family?

  Proudly sponsored by Feather River College Enactus, the first community blood drive of the year will be held by United Blood Services at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The LDS church is located on the corner of Bellamy Lane and Bucks Lake Road across from Plumas District Hospital.

    Blood donations will be accepted from noon until 6 p.m.

  Quincy local Shawna Marie Lindsey has been a regular donor for years; in fact, last year alone she donated blood an extraordinary four times.

  An employee in FRC’s payroll department, Lindsey always makes time to donate. She assures prospective donors that donating is “not painful” and that the process is “fairly simple.”

    When asked why she’s so motivated to donate regularly, she responded, “Knowing that I am helping to save others’ lives.”

  To schedule an appointment, call Judy Wright at 283-4948, or visit to schedule an appointment online.

  Minors 16 years and older are also encouraged to donate, though they must have parental permission first. The form is available from Wright.

  Donors should bring a picture ID, some food in their stomachs and a smile on their faces! After donating, they will be treated to decadent homemade cookies prepared by Quincy locals and college students.

  To show your support, remember to grab your free T-shirt after donating. It’s donor appreciation month.

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